This case is about mortgage fraud, not terrorism. Different rules.
Not sure what the context of this thread is at this point, actually, but my point (if any) is
that the "rule of law" has been superseded by a hard-to-pin-down power ceded to
But, to take your argument, what's to stop a President from somehow deciding
that your mortgage fraud "substantially supported al-Qaeda"? Remember, there's
no judicial review, no jury review, no recourse to habeas corpus, etc, just whatever
the President wants to do, for as long as he wants to do it.
I'm really not paranoid, but to respond to that along the lines of "well, I trust that they'll never
do that (to me?)" is to admit that the "government of laws, not men" is a thing of the past.